Overwatch 2 has just been announced for PlayStation 4, but the way this sequel interacts with the original game's experience is a rather interesting one. Instead of being an entirely separate multiplayer offering, every one of the PvP modes in Blizzard's follow-up will share a player base with the original Overwatch.
Every new map, Hero, and game type is making its way to the first game, and the two titles will work together to form one large pool of players. Onstage at Blizzcon 2019, lead designer Jeff Kaplan described it as a brand new approach to sequels.
Better yet, those who do purchase the sequel won't have to start from scratch when it comes to cosmetic items. Every single skin, player icon, spray, emote, and more will carry over into Overwatch 2, where you'll have access to those customisation options as well as a host of new ones.
It's an interesting way to treat a sequel, so what do you make of this news? Wear your favourite skin in the comments below.